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Free Education–Top 10 websites

MOOCs: Top 10 Sites for Free Education With Elite Universities

MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Courses.  Although there has been access to free online courses on the Internet for years, the quality and quantity of courses has changed. Access to free courses has allowed students to obtain a level of education that many only could dream of in the past.  This has changed the face of education.  In The New York Times article Instruction for Masses Knocked Down Campus Walls, author Tamar Lewin stated, “in the past few months hundreds of thousands of motivated students around the world who lack access to elite universities have been embracing them as a path toward sophisticated skills and high-paying jobs, without paying tuition or collecting a college degree.”

Although MOOCs are the latest trend, not everyone agrees that schools should offer them.  Joshua Kim Insight Higher Ed article Why Every University Does Not Need a MOOC noted that offering free material may not make sense for the individual university.  It may be more important to stand out in other ways.

There may also be some issues for students who lack motivation.  Since a MOOC is voluntary and there is no penalty for dropping the program or lagging behind, there may be issues with course completion.  Although a student may have received an excellent education, there will not be a corresponding diploma.

For those who desire a free education and have the motivation, the following includes the:  Top 10 Sites for Information about MOOCs:

  1. Udemy Free Courses – Udemy is an example of a site allows anyone to build or take online courses.  Udemy’s site exclaims, “Our goal is to disrupt and democratize education by enabling anyone to learn from the world’s experts.” The New York Times reported that Udemy, “recently announced a new Faculty Project, in which award-winning professors from universities like Dartmouth, the University of Virginia and Northwestern offer free online courses. Its co-founder, Gagen Biyani, said the site has more than 100,000 students enrolled in its courses, including several, outside the Faculty Project, that charge fees.”
  2. ITunesU Free Courses – Apple’s free app “gives students access to all the materials for courses in a single place. Right in the app, they can play video or audio lectures. Read books and view presentations.”
  3. Stanford Free Courses –  From Quantum Mechanics to The Future of the Internet, Stanford offers a variety of free courses.  Stanford’s – Introduction to Artificial Intelligence was highly successful. According, “160000 students from 190 countries signed up to Stanford’s Introduction to AI” course, with 23000 reportedly completing.”  Check out Stanford’s Engineering Everywhere link.
  4. UC Berkeley Free Courses – From General Biology to Human Emotion, Berkley offers a variety of courses.  Check out:  Berkeley Webcasts and Berkeley RSS Feeds.
  5. MIT Free Courses – Check out MIT’s RSS MOOC feed.  Also see:  MIT’s Open Courseware.
  6. Duke Free Courses – Duke offers a variety of courses on ITunesU.
  7. Harvard Free Courses – From Computer Science to Shakespeare, students may now get a free Harvard education. “Take a class for professional development, enrichment, and degree credit. Courses run in the fall, spring, or intensive January session. No application is required.”
  8. UCLA Free Courses – Check out free courses such as their writing program that offers over 220 online writing courses each year.
  9. Yale Free Courses – At Open Yale, the school offers “free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University. The aim of the project is to expand access to educational materials for all who wish to learn.”
  10. Carnegie Mellon Free Courses – Carnegie Mellon boosts “No instructors, no credits, no charge.”

Thanks to BDPA Detroit Chapter

Finding IP Addresses accessing the mail server

I’m wanting to keep only the IP addressees in a huge file that look like this using Notepad++ I can’t figure out a good regex to accopmlish this. Any help would be appreciated.

9/9/2099 09:00 PM | UA: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like 
GeckoChrome/34.0.1847.116 Safari/537.36 | IP:

9/9/2099 03:00 PM | UA: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like
Gecko) Chrome/34.0.1847.116 Safari/537.36 | IP:

Should become


You can use this (check the dotall mode: “. matches newlines”):

find: .*?((?:\d{1,3}\.){3}\d{1,3}\r?\n)|.+
replace: $1

.*? will match all characters until the next IP address (in the group 1)

At the end, when there is no more IP addresses, the first part of the pattern will fail, and .+ takes all the characters until the end. The content of the capture group 1 is preserved.

Thanks to Stackoverflow

How to extend Evaluation Period expired for Windows Server 2012 R2?

After the expiration of evaluation period of Window Server. you will face suddenly shutdown every one hour ! it’s annoying.therefore,in this case,you only have two options:

  • Activate windows by purchasing a new Key.
  • Extend evaluation period.(Simplest & Quickly method).


Therefore, to extend the evaluation period follow the bit mentioned steps below:

  • Open Command prompt as Administrator

Run CMD As Administrator

  • Type the following command “slmgr.vbs /rearm” which reset the licensing status of machine and press enter

reset the licence

  • Restart your server then you will found the evaluation period expired to 180 day





1) South Indian Bank Recruitment – 30 Probationary Clerks Vacancies

South Indian Bank invites application from eligible and fresher candidates for permanent absor

ption for total 30 posts Probationary Clerks for Branches under Bank’s Ahmedabad Region.

Selected candidates have to undergo probation period for 6 months.
Vacancies & Eligibility Criteria :-
Post : Probationary Clerk
Vacancy : 30
max Age* : 26
Qualification : Graduation in any Discipline
Pay Scale: Rs.7200 – 19300
Eligible Candidates are requested to apply ONLINE through Bank‟s website No other means/modes of applications will be accepted. Before the registration, candidates are requested to ensure
that there is a valid email id in his/her name.A ll future communications

in this regard will b e through the registered email id.
Important Dates: Date of Online Application : Nov 20 – Dec 02, 2013
Last date of reprint application form : Dec 07, 2013
Last date for receipt of hard copy of Online Application form : Dec 07, 2103
Selection Procedure:
1)Selection will be based on Written Test and Group Discussion/Personal interview.
2) Candidates qualified in Written Test will be called for personal Interview.
Application Procedure:
The fee is Rs.50 for SC/ST/PWD and Rs. 250/- for Others.
Application fee should be paid as Demand Draft favouring The South Indian Bank Ltd. payable at Ahmedabad..
Interested candidates may apply Online in the given format with all required details mention carefully,
After online application, print two copies of online application form.
Send dully signed one copy of online application form along with Bank demand draft with all a photo-graph, self attested copies of relevant documents such as DD, Age,Qualification etc.
Super scribe the envelope as “Application for the post of Pro Clerk – Application ref ID – ……”.
Address to send applications :
Dy. General Manager,
Shop No:415, Ward No:2, SAKAR VII, 4th Floor, Nehru Bridge Corner,
Ashram Road, Ahmedabad, Gujarat – 380009
2) STAFF SELECTION COMMISSION RECRUITMENT 2013 -Apply Online/Offline Multi Tasking (Non Technical) Staff Posts) STAFF SELECTION COMMISSION RECRUITMENT 2013 -Apply Online/Offline Multi Tasking (Non Technical) Staff Posts.
Educational Qualification: Candidates must have passed Matriculation Examination or equivalent from a recognized Board.
Age Limit: Candidates age limit should be between 18-25 years as on 01-01-2014 (i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1989 and not later than 01-01-1996). Age relaxation will be applicable as per the rules.
Selection Process: Candidates would be selected based on their performance in written examination.
Application Fee: Candidates should pay the fee of Rs.100/- (Rupees One Hundred only) by means of “Central Recruitment Fee Stamps (CRFS)”only available at the counter of all Departmental Post Offices of the country. Recruitment Fee Stamps should be pasted on the application form in the space earmarked for the purpose and got cancelled from the Counter of Post Office of issue with the date stamp of the Issuing Post Office. The candidates submitting their applications on-line should pay the requisite fee only through State Bank of India in the form of challan or through State Bank of India net banking. Fee is exempted for all Women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, Physically Handicapped, and Ex-Servicemen.
How to Apply: Eligible and interested candidates can submit their applications in the prescribed format either online or by post.
Offline Mode: Applicants can apply through the filled in application as per the prescribed format and submit to the concerned Regional Office/ Sub Regional Offices of the Commission as given in notification on or before 13-12-2013.
Online Mode: Applicants can submit their online applications through the website,
3) Tamilnad Mercantile Bank Ltd Recruitment 2013 – Apply Online for Clerk Posts

Tamilnad Mercantile Bank Ltd (TMB) has advertised notification for the recruitment of Clerk Posts. Eligible candidates may apply online from 20-11-2013 to 04-12-2013 and send hard copy on or before 09-12-2013. More details like age limit, qualification, selection process are given below…
TMB Vacancy Details: Name of the Posts: Clerk
Age Limit: Candidates age should be 24 years for Graduates, 26 years for Post Graduates as on 31-10-2013. Relaxation is available.
Educational Qualification: Candidates should possess Graduation in Arts, Commerce, Science & Engineering or PG.
Selection Process: Candidates will be selected based on their performance in the ONLINE Objective Type Examination, personal interview.
Application Fee: Candidates have to pay the application fee of Rs. 300/- (Rs. 150/- for SC/ ST Candidates) drawn in favour of Tamilnad Mercantile Bank Ltd. payable at Thoothukudi/ Tuticorin or Tirunelveli.
How to Apply: Interested candidates may apply online through website from 20-11-2013 to 04-12-2013 & hard copy of the printed application, DD, self attested photocopies of documents in proof of age, qualification in an cover super scribed as “Application for Recruitment of Clerks 2014″ should be forwarded to The General Manager, Human Resource Development Department, Tamilnad Mercantile Bank Ltd, Head Office, #57, V E Road, Thoothukudi – 628002 within 5 days from the date of online e-application filing but not later than 09-12-2013.
Instructions to Apply Online:
1. Candidates should possess valid Email Id at the time of registration & should be active at the time of recruitment
2. Logon to website & register as a fresh Applicant
3. Now log on with New Id & fill up the application. Please read the instructions carefully to avoid mistakes.
4. Take the print out of Printed application & submit it to above mentioned address.
Important Dates: Opening Date for Online Registration: 20-11-2013
Closing Date for Online Registration: 04-12-2013
Last Date for Receipt of Applications: 09-12-2013

Thanks to Mr. Sathish (+919444028280)